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The Game (1984)

 -  Horror  -  1984 (USA)
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Three bored millionaires gather nine people in an old mansion, and give them a proposition--if they can meet and conquer their biggest fears, they'll get one million dollars in cash.

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Tom Blair ...
Jonathon
Jim Iaquinta ...
Joe
Carol Perry ...
Maude
Stuart Osborne ...
George
Don Arthur ...
Horace
Debbie Martin ...
Karen
Lori Minnetti ...
Cindy (as Lori Minneti)
Pamela Rohleder ...
Shelly
Randy Hicks ...
Randy Sue
Ronnie Hicks ...
Ronnie
Aaron Harper ...
Aaron
J.D. Beckman ...
J.D.
Alan G. Rainer ...
Felix (as Alan Rainer)
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Three bored millionaires gather nine people in an old mansion, and give them a proposition--if they can meet and conquer their biggest fears, they'll get one million dollars in cash.

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$65,000 (estimated)
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The Northernaire Resort, where this movie was filmed, was torn down in 1995. See more »

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Flipped shot: When the man with the gun is searching for the millionaires in the basement, the exit sign is backwards. See more »

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Features The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) See more »

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The House on Moron Hill
23 December 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

For a good half hour or so, I remember myself thinking: "Hey, this could very well be Bill Rebane's best achievement ever!". The opening sequences are atmospheric, there immediately are some scary moments to enjoy and our director even refers to his own notorious stinker "The Giant Spider Invasion" in a playful way. The concept is shamelessly stolen from William Castle's "House on Haunted Hill", with three old and extremely bored millionaires luring nine losers to an isolated mansion to win $1,000,000 in an elimination game. Naturally, the participants start vanishing quickly and one by one, and it takes the remaining greedy boneheads too much time before they realize either the old folks are sadists...or there's another murderer amongst them. The film begins & ends with an odd narrator telling a lot of senseless stuff that isn't relevant or even interesting to the plot, but there's some nice T&A to admire in the first ten minutes and that dumb bimbo (Shelly, I believe she's called) is really hilarious to observe. After the first half hour, naturally the inevitable happens and "The Cold" turns into a textbook Rebane-production with retarded plot twists, the dumbest dialogs ever and a total lack of excitement. There wasn't any budget for bloody murder sequences but our multi-talented director (?) tries to compensate this with endless footage of disco dancing girls and an amateur rock band. The film also has four or even five different climaxes and none of them are a slight bit satisfying. Maybe it was an inspiration for LOTR: Return of the King? Avoid this film, you'll live longer and happier.


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